Protest for Totnes MIU

Saturday 18th September 2021 5:00 am
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Twenty campaigners gathered outside Totnes Hospital in protest at the closure of its Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) 16-months ago.

The unit was closed due to staffing shortages and Covid-19, said Torbay and South devon NHS Foundation Trust.

Despite a 1,000 strong signature calling for it to reopen, and indications from the trust that it may have reopened in July, the unit remains closed.

Protester and town councillor, David Matthews, is leading regular vigils at the hospital calling for the MIU to reopen as soon as possible.

At the latest one, campaigners also took to the town centre streets to highlight the issue and gain support from shoppers.

David said: "We are not going to give up on this campaign and will continue to protest outside the hospital."

The health trust is unable to say when the MIU will reopen, but hopes are high it will do so in October, a spokesman said.

The next protest vigil will be held at the hospital site on Saturday October 2 from 11am to 12.15pm.

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